A Plastic Ocean film tour Pop-Up Cinema Dorset

by Ecotainment! in Wimborne, England, United Kingdom

A Plastic Ocean film tour Pop-Up Cinema Dorset
We did it
On 4th May 2018 we successfully raised £340 with 15 supporters in 56 days

Show this award winning adventure-documentary feature film across Dorset. Mobile cinema attending multiple local, regional venues and events

by Ecotainment! in Wimborne, England, United Kingdom

Since this films release in January 2017 the issue of ocean plastic has hardly been out of the news. Thanks to the likes of Sky News 'Plastic Tide' campaign and the BBC Blue Planet 2 series which was seen by 17 million viewers. Unlike other environmental issues such as climate change, genetically modified organisms or air pollution the plastic 'problem' is plain to see. Thanks to social media and community campaigns, local actions such as beach cleans have become popular activites and are springing-up across the UK.

Dorset has 80+ miles of heritage coastline to protect therefore our residents are even more actuely aware of this problem and they are proving to be willing to do something about it. Organising a film screening of A Plastic Ocean to support these activites is a win-win situation. Firstly it galvanises support by forging connections between the local campaign groups which are often disparate. Secondly it increases awareness of the issue by attracting more members of pubic to the cause. Thus rewarding volunteers whilst also an opportunity to recruit more members!

By joining-up the dots across the region we are continuing to build-up a network of Event Partners (participants & sponsors) which we publish on our website and continue to share on social-media. Other outcomes from our screenings of A Plastic Ocean include inspiring a student to train to become a marine biologist and even poetry.

The films UK producers have been in touch to say they are very pleased with the work we are doing and want to work more closely with us in the coming months. Their goal and the purpose of the film is to eliminate the demand for single-use plastics in a generation.  We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point. Our screenings represent approximately 25% of the audience figures for our region (Dorset & East Devon) and we have invested all of our own funds into new equipment. 

After British Science Week screenings which were sponsored by Bournemouth University (6 venues, 7 screenings, 8 days). There are multiple venues, events and campaigns that have expressed an interest in hosting screenings. Although we cannot be specific exactly where we will be here is the list of potential  venues and opportunities (which keeps growing).  Some of these are world-class visitor attractions others are small halls and schools.

Blandford Forum
Earthday 22nd April (Bournemouth & Boscombe)
Weymouth & Portland
Wimborne Minster
World Environment Day June 6th
World Oceans Day June 8th

More than just a movie these events form part of a global 'wave of change' by bringing together like-minded people from across society with an interest in sustainability. After the film the audience are invited to participate in a discussion about the issues raised. The foyer area has stalls, local campaign groups and businesses showcasing the excellent work being done in the region.

A Plastic Ocean brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. The results of this film will astound viewers–just as it did the adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.

So let's keep on inspiring each other to take-action and thank you for your support x

One Life, One World, Don't Waste-it! that's Ecotainment!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Your Name on the BIG Screen

All of our supporters who pledge £5 or more will get their name projected on to the BIG screen before film starts at each of the screenings!

£10 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Sticker Sheet

Sticker Sheet 4 designs on each sheet show the love and get stuck-in with us !

£15 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Reclaimed Art Canvass Bag

A Re-usable Canvass Bag hand-made and screen-printed in Dorset & Sticker Sheet

£25 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Alu Refillable Drinks Bottle

Customisable Aluminum Drinks Bottle & Sticker Sheet *600ml Silver Bottle for Camping Sport Cycle Travel Gym School *HYGIENIC food grade materials 100% BPA, PHTHALATES & PVC Free *KEEPS HOT OR COLD for 12 hours double walled insulation *EASY TO USE wide mouth spout to drop in ice cubes *LEAK FREE vacuum sealed & sweat proof *ECO FRIENDLY refuse single-use plastic bottles re-fill your own!

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

The Full Monty!

Two Sticker Sheets, Bag & Bottle PLUS your name on screen

£75 or more

Golden Ticket!

Your message or image projected onto the BIG screen and Five Free tickets to screening of your choice (valid for 12 months)

£150 or more

Business Class

Sponsor a screening - you will get a mention in our press releases, your logo will appear on our posters and graphics at the screening of your choice. Your logo also appears on the BIG screen before and after film. Foyer Space for your display PLUS Five Free tickets for your company / clients (excludes totally-tailored events)

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cinema Champion

Cinema Sponsor - you will get a mention in all of our press releases, your logo will appear on all our posters and graphics for any event. Your logo also appears on the BIG screen before and after the film. Foyer Space for your display PLUS 10 Free tickets for your company / clients to be used at screening of your choice (valid for six months, excludes totally tailored event)

£500 or more

Suits You Sir!

Totally tailored package mobile cinema screening A Plastic Ocean at the venue / location of your choice. Our solar powered entertainment system is capable of popping-up anywhere in Dorset (within reason)

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